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Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
Church camp, day camp, all sorts of specialty camps (horse, sports, cheer, drama, art) – you name it, and thousands of parents across the U.S. are preparing to wave goodbye to their child or teen for a week or more this summer.
This past week a student team from a church in Chattanooga departed for a slightly less traditional week of camp, travelling with AMG for a Mission Adventure to minister at Camp Canaan in Guatemala. Throughout the week, the group enjoyed loving and interacting with the campers through crafts, games, drama, and outdoor activities. They also assisted with some facility maintenance and even installed a new indoor climbing wall that the campers will especially enjoy when it is raining.
A week at camp offers the opportunity for leaders and teachers to make a concentrated spiritual investment in the lives of those who attend. Over the years, thousands of children attending the AMG childcare programs, families, and other groups have enjoyed a time of retreat and extra-special activities at Camp Canaan, Living Hope Beach and Adventure Camp in the Philippines and Camp Joy in Thailand. Most importantly, many memorable decisions have been made for Christ at camp.
Please pray for all of those who will attend an AMG camp this year, and contact us if you or your group would be interested in joining a Mission Adventure to one of these unique outreaches.
The teachers and staff of Dios es Amor School in Puebla, Mexico spend each day showing that “God is Love” to students with special needs. AMG missionary Ruth Lopez oversees the school, and shares the stories of students like Daniel:
“I would like to introduce one of our newest students to you. Daniel is a 13 year old boy with severe heart trouble. He has only one ventricle and severe stenosis. He’s never been to school before, so he’s delighted to be our student. He must be very photogenic, because photographs do not show how blue he is. He not only has blue lips, he’s blue all over. Maybe his dark skin masks the blueness.
Daniel comes from an underprivileged home. His father shuffles through garbage looking for things he can recycle and his mother occasionally finds a day job in somebody’s home. There are five kids: The oldest has a visual problem, Daniel is the second, the third sibling has a speech problem (and sometimes comes to our school), and the two youngest children seem to be healthy and hearty. They are also the only ones going to regular school.”
Ruth shares that Daniel’s parents do not really understand the gravity of Daniel’s condition. They are daunted by the many challenges of seeking treatment, overwhelmed by trying to navigate the medical system and by the pain and exhaustion that Daniel experiences through medical tests, waiting, and medication. Therefore, they have been inconsistent in their pursuit of the surgery that could save his life, especially during the periods when his symptoms seem to improve.
Although he is in and out of school, Daniel is happy for the opportunity to study at Dios es Amor School. Ruth writes, “Far more important than reading and writing and arithmetic, we are thankful for the opportunity to teach Daniel things of eternal value. He’s learning Bible stories and memorizing Bible verses. He can now pray and sing Christian songs. He’s also learning what pleases God and what doesn’t.”
Ruth requests, “As you think about Daniel’s physical life, would you please pray that his parents would decide to carry through with surgery, no matter how difficult the tests and procedures are? As you think about Daniel’s spiritual life, would you please pray that Daniel would put his trust in Christ as Savior? Pray for Dios es Amor School that we would be a positive influence on Daniel and his family.”
While we rejoice each time we learn that a child has been sponsored or a material need has been met, the greatest news we can receive is that a man, woman, boy or girl has found new life in Christ Jesus.
We are repeatedly privileged to hear of results like those of an evangelistic crusade in Thailand this past December: “Out of the 230 non-Christians in attendance, 211 people accepted Christ, of whom 171 received baptism at the swimming pool on the night of December 4. Praise the Lord...On the night of the baptism we all were in tears, overjoyed to witness so many people who had repented and come to Christ. Many are still coming to the church.”
We praise the Lord for the many workers who focus on sharing the transforming message of the Gospel through all that they do. Please pray for them as they faithfully follow up with and disciple new believers who are growing in the Lord around the world.
Alson is an orphan living in Uganda. He never knew his father be he passed away with Alson was still a baby. When Alson was 8 years old his mother passed away. At this time he went to live with his uncle. He remembers, “As I lived in this family I could cry whenever I saw other children having fun with their parents.” In 2001 Alson started attending an AMG Childcare Center, “AMG came into my life and started helping me in paying my school fees, taking care of my medical, providing scholastic materials and most importantly loving me unconditionally and teaching me to read the bible every Saturday as I learnt to have fun with other children who were like me. Despite all these provisions I did not know God Personally, I thought that being born in a Christian family there was no need to confess Christ and cultivate a personal relationship with him. I thought that following my guardian to church and behaving well was all I needed to do. I gave my life to Jesus Christ in 2004 when we had a mission at our church. The preacher preached to us and there I came to understand that we are not saved by our own deeds but by the Grace of God through faith in Christ Jesus and also by confessing with our mouth that Christ Jesus is LORD before men. Since then I had never regretted and I see myself growing spiritually with no minds of going back into the world. Am no longer depressed by my parent’s death as I used to be because I now know that God is the father to the fatherless and Christ has taken a way the fears I used to have. I thank God for AMG, it has helped me in so many ways but most importantly by strengthening me in faith and following Jesus Christ through teaching me God’s truth. AMG has now given me the opportunity to serve Christ by teaching God’s word every Saturday to the youth and children at the child care centre. Glory to God!”
We praise the Lord for Alson’s story and testimony to God’s greatness. Alson has finished his high school education and hopes to continue his education and study Development Studies at a university. Please be in prayer for him that God would provide the funds and that God would continue to use him to encourage younger children in the program.
AMG International has multiple support opportunities that will align with your heart in touching the world with God's love. Check out these opportunities today!
AMG's childcare projects are administered by national workers, to give children a model of following Christ in their own culture.
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List below are the most common questions that we receive concerning child sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.266.4977.
Child sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your child. It costs $32 dollars a month, or $384 a year to sponsor a child. But equally important is the prayer support that your child receives from you. This is the advantage of pairing children with sponsors - the individual attention.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your child . The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship that your child will never forget. Usually twice a year your child will write to you.
Yes. We do ask that you send money and not gifts-in-kind because of the difficulties involved in shipping packages. The money that is sent for the child will go 100% to the child. Your child's teacher will purchase what the child needs most at that time or you may specify what you would like to have purchased for your child.
Children under the care of AMG receive a hot, nutritious meal and a snack each day. The health condition of each child is monitored carefully and vitamins are given to provide additional nutrients. Children are provided educational opportunities and are tutored if necessary. Childcare center staff members encourage children to take advantage of every opportunity they have to learn new skills. Children are given new outfits of clothing and shoes once or twice a year. Each child is given a clear presentation of the gospel, with the hope that they will become a Christian, and reach his or her world for Christ.
For children who attend childcare centers for a portion of the day and then return home, the answer is "Yes, you are the only sponsor." The only exception occurs at orphanages, where children are under the care of AMG 24 hours a day. In these cases, the cost of caring for each child is much higher, so they have three sponsors.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your child. Meanwhile we will continue the support from the general fund until another sponsor can be found.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a child is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide food, clothing, medical care and education to children until they reach age 18. Most of the children AMG serves rely on these programs for their wellbeing. When a sponsorship lapses or is discontinued, AMG will seek out another sponsor rather than discontinue or interrupt the care for that child. Sponsors wishing to extend their relationship with a sponsored child beyond age 18 may do so if the child continues their affiliation with AMG either as a Bible student or National Worker.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to countries where childcare centers are located. When we go to the country where your child lives, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and meet the child that you have chosen to sponsor.
If you are ready to sponsor a child now, write, call, or click here to select a particular child. Or, if you would like us to assign you the child in greatest need, simply write to us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $32, we will send you a photograph and biographical and family information about your child. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 1-800-251-7206 and ask for Anna.
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